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Summary: A summary of events that occurred during the past two weeks
Happened on: Weekend of October 17th to 18th
It was the defining OS/2 event of the year, the second annual grassroots organized user conference in Chicago, Illinois. From all reports coming in, Warpstock 198 broke the records set by last year's original event in attendance count. Hundreds of OS/2 users piled into the Wyndham hotel, already packed with vendors and their presentation booths. Everything seemed to go off just fine except for maybe the network connection, which was up and (mostly) down the whole weekend: Severely hampering OS/2 e-Zine!'s efforts to provide live coverage.
Despite this, there are many web sites offering summaries, photos and reports of the Warpstock event. Some of them are:
Object Desktop 2.0 Released
Happened on: Saturday, October 17th
Over a year in making and several months in beta testing, the "third party upgrade" to OS/2 from Stardock Systems was released. Object Desktop 2.0 ends the distinction between a regular and "Pro" versions, rolling all utilities together into one version, and enhancing the traditional Object Desktop components with lots of new functionality. Some of this includes the much requested virtual desktop layout manager, a TCP/IP network status graph, toolbars added to every desktop folder, and improved cosmetic enhancements to OS/2's frame controls and titlebars.
For more on what's new in Object Desktop 2.0 you can read our first looks at the OD 2.0 Early Experience program.
Interview with Chris Graham
Happened on: October 9th
Peter Skye of the Southern California OS/2 User Group took the time to interview Chris Graham, author of the famous Graham Utilities for OS/2. In the interview Chris reveals some of the history behind the utilities packages, what got him started on it, and a couple stories about the problems he's had and some of the tricks he uses for his beta test phases. Readers can also find out things like why the box is such a bright shade of pink, and follow some of the more interesting stories of technical support.
The full interview can be read online at the SCOUG homepage.
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